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2003 Buick Rendezvous Question: Coolant warning,oil warning, lagging

 

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twosouths, Detroit, MI, September 09, 2010, 18:14
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BUICK RENDEZVOUS 2003
I have a very quirky one let me tell ya. First off I know is a slow guttless wonder and the speedometer has a mind of its own and the check engine light is on depending on the mood of the car but today something new has reared its ugly head. On the way home from work today it seemed fine for 2 kms getting to the highway, once I was getting onto the highway it sputtered and the bells started going off for it over heating. it actually was redlined at 125 and that is its max for heat. It wasn't making any noises, just lagg crazy so I didn't push it what so ever, I was going maybe 50 kms on the 401 which is 100 kms minimum normally. I put my 4 ways and continued on home which is about 10 mins on 401. There was NO smoke, NO burning smell and NO strange noises other than you could tell it really didn't want to go anymore as it slowly kept going. When we had to stop for a light I thought for sure it was going to stop dead but it didn't. Coming into town the hills almost killed it though but we made it home. The whole I listened to the continuous ring of the coolant warning. At home I restarted it & the temp was only 3/4 the way and it was only off for 2 mins but the oil light with a wrench came up as well. For now its in the driveway but I wondered what Mr fix it is going to tell me is wrong and the cost. any ideas? problem ? cost to fix? All help is greatly appreciated. P.S. I know I shouldn't have drove it home but I am a young women alone on the highway, no my idea of a good time.

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    hemicuda September 09, 2010, 21:07
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    Best thing to do is have it towed to a shop and you can locate one here www.repairpal.com/directory call a few with good reviews and explain what happened but be prepared as you might need a new engine

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